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Red Tuque Books Inc.  9781928026006
Title: Shake-speare's Oedipus
Author: Robin Matchett
ISBN: 9781928026006
Publication Date: 2014
Publisher: James Piercemore Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Price: 20.00

Shake-speare's Oedipus is a novel - sometimes serious and sometimes fantastic - a multifarious romp through time overriding the 'Shake-speare' authorship controversy. A scholar, Marco, working on his doctorate at Oxford University is troubled by his realization that there is overwhelming evidence in support of Edward de Vere, the 17th earl of Oxford as the definitive genius behind the famous works. The literary establishment doesn't take kindly to the suggestion of a seismic shift of authorship and with a religiosity condemn to purgatory any heretic to their views. So Marco, our scholar, must resort to extraordinary means to prove his case, which through the use of a classified 'gizmo' finds himself transported back in time to Elizabethan England. Ineluctably, the characters seem to exchange historical time zones that create hilarious situations, and discover more than what they bargained for. Ultimately, this story is a journey into the heart of humanity, and the mystery of 'Shake-speare.'

Review - '...a wild ride... Matchett not only recreates the Elizabethan Age but indelibly captures the unique personalities of the Earl of Oxford and Queen Elizabeth I, and various and sundry other colourful characters.' - Howard Schumann,